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Connecting a pc to a tv

by jacky_chow / January 14, 2011 12:00 PM PST

I have my pc connected to my monitor with a vga cable and now I want to connect the pc to my tv as well with a hdmi. The problem is i'm only seeing the wallpaper on the tv. are there some settings i need to adjust?

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Check your setting of the video card and...
by ahtoi / January 14, 2011 3:11 PM PST

reset it as close as possible to the TV natural resolution as possible. My guess is that only part of the desktop are being seen and the rest is off screen. Good luck.

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Control panel issue
by leoleann55 / January 17, 2011 11:56 AM PST

If you are using vista you will be promted when you first hook it up if you want just the wallpaper to use as a secondary screen or to make it your desktop. I am no sure if it is different in 7 or on you computer but I you plug it in then go to control panel then display it should give you options.
Hope that helped.

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